Niece Waidhofer

A model who helped her followers through their mental health struggles has committed suicide. The gossip website has learned.

The family of Niece says she took her own life after a long battle with mental health issues. He passed away in Houston, Texas.

Her family says that she was open with her followers about her struggles. The org will benefit mental health awareness and provide grants for mental illness research, as well as establish a non-profit in her honor.

Remembering Niece Waidhofer

Her family says that she took pride in the fact that she shot most of her photos without a professional photographer.

Law enforcement sources tell us that a family member called last month to check on her and that's when she was discovered.

When she wiped her account of almost all of her photos, her fans became worried. She did that in the last weeks of her life.

She was more than her struggles. She was beautiful and kind, sensitive and funny, creative and talented. We take solace in the fact that she is free to be herself and, finally, at peace, because she is back with her father, her three grandparents, and her beloved Puff.

I am sad.

If you or someone you know is thinking of taking their own life, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.